Falconry Photographic workshop


Hi everyone

Just to let everyone know that the next evening summer photography workshop is now scheduled for Sunday the 9th August.

Its scheduled to start at around 17.30pm.

We are now taking the birds out of the arena to give everyone a better chance to capturing the birds with more natural backgrounds and to give us more scope for different locations etc.


Please see http://www.falconrycentre.co.uk for details and to book your place.

We try and limit the number of guest participating in these workshop to 15 maximum.

Full tuition / guidance is available if required.

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Evening Falconry Photographic Workshops

Hi Everyone

Just to let you all know that the next Photo Workshop at Sion Hall Falconry Centre has just been announced and its taking place on the 17th May 2014 from 17.30pm onwards.

Full tuition will be available for anyone that wants or needs it to get the most out of the evening photo shoot.

There will be a large variety of birds with both static displays and flying displays.

please see the website for further details and information on booking a place at


or phone Nikki on 01845 587522

hope to see some of you there

best wishes



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Male Kingfisher back at Clara Vale

Male Kingfisher by TheApertureMan
Male Kingfisher, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

Well this little guy is back at Clara Vale and apparently there has been photographers and twitchers queuing to get into the hide on weekdays.

Well for the first 3 hours we had the hide to ourselves on a Sunday morning and the kingfisher didn’t disappoint us at all, he sat around on most of the closest perches giving us some great views and photographs.

Later on he started fishing the ponds that are further away, which was about the time that more people started arriving in the hide but by then we had got the photos we wanted.

We left about 2.30 in the afternoon just as the rain we had left behind in the morning caught us up and the light levels dropped dramatically.


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Sion Hall Photo Workshop

Bald Eagle Portrait by TheApertureMan
Bald Eagle Portrait, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

The next photographic day, at Sion Hall Falconry Centre has been set for the 15th February 2014.

its going to run from around 11am till 2-2:30pm depending on lighting levels.

We will have static and flying displays of various birds from Owls to falcons to eagles.
If the light is bad we will have a studio light setup available.

booking are being taken now at the Centre, so please visit the site below to secure your place

http://www.falconrycenter.co.uk for details

hope to see you there on the day

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Water Ark Foss

Water Ark 3 by TheApertureMan
Water Ark 3, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

Took my Nephew Matt to Water Ark Foss for the afternoon.

Its a terrible place to get to, very slippy steep muddy grass banks and rocks to navigate and a narrow path navigating past a few trees but we were rewarded with one of the best waterfalls in the area, in my opinion.

on the way back, the path collapsed and i was hanging from a fallen tree but it was great fun.

There is another shot i want to get but it means climbing down a 10 foot high rock face which wasn’t going to happen on the day we went with all the gear we had with us.

Ive just bought some assailing equipment so will be going back shortly to safely get to the bottom where i want to be.

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The Last Photo Workshop of the Year

Tawny Owl by TheApertureMan
Tawny Owl, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

What can I say, every photo workshop we have run, this year, at Sion Hall Bird of Prey centre has been blessed with superb late afternoon / early evening light.

I would just like to thank all the staff and the participants for making the evenings a great success.

We are in the process of organising day workshops during the centres closed season where we have more time and scope to try and deliver something totally different.

Please keep checking this blog for dates or check out the centres website for details.


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Photo Workshop

White Tailed Sea Eagle by TheApertureMan
White Tailed Sea Eagle, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

The next photo workshop has been announced for the 7th September 2013

location is Sion Hall Falconry Centre Near Thirsk and it will start at 5pm

cost is £40

please contact the centre to book your place



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